amie: peek very carefully down the halls (assuming there's halls by the staircase) and proceed either upward or toward the rooms with stealthy tiptoes and sharp ears
OK - this Bina has been ducking Gregor and his puppy for months now, and she has the Moment. The living one. So she should be fine.
Amie's job here is the naughts. That's what she's here to get.
Decision made, she slips out into the hallway.
The hall continues off into darkness. She doesn't see the naughts, but after a moment, she hears another creak of timber seriously considering giving in to time and dry neglect.